FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO BY PININFARINA

WHAT

Art meets Speed

F1 racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, unveiled his dream track car, the much-anticipated Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, at the Geneva Motor Show. The ultra-light, all carbon fiber supercar fuses the vision of F1 and Indy Car racing champion Fittipaldi, iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA AG, and fulfills Fittipaldi’s dream to produce a car with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels. Fittipaldi’s mission, who began his journey to create a supercar three years ago, was to apply all his track knowledge on creating a new experience that will elevate the driving ability of all super car enthusiasts from around the world. The car will also be available in the Gran Turismo series, the Sony PlayStation racing franchise.

FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO BY PININFARINA

HOW

Fast and Forgiving

Revealing a commandingly sleek design underscored by an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio, the supercar’s design theme – that of a shark, inspired by Emerson – finds astounding aerodynamic expression in the vehicle’s flowing, aggressive lines; assertive yet incredibly beautiful and pure; and a balance between emotion and efficiency typical of Pininfarina’s design work. The EF7’s exceptional yet forgiving handling and performance, will be achieved through a powerful V8 naturally aspirated engine, integrated gearbox, suspension and braking system developed by HWA AG, and an with ultra-lightweight, all carbon fiber chassis construction with an exceptionally low center of gravity. The carbon fiber monocoque is a specially designed safety capsule for both driver and passenger, enabling drivers to feel comfortable in the car, even while at its limits. 


The EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina will have a limited production with every EF7 owner having the opportunity to benefit from personal coaching by Emerson Fittipaldi himself and move up a driver-training ladder designed by the racing champion. In addition, owners will be able to join the Fittipaldi Racing Club which will provide exclusive VIP high-performance driving and racing experiences at some of the world’s premier racing circuits, led by Fittipaldi and other racing professionals.

Owners will also have bespoke customization options to personalize their EF7, complete with car interior and exterior options, multiple wheel options and personal Pantone color and racing numbers, along with Emerson Fittipaldi signature branding placement selections. Supercar fans and video game enthusiasts, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to experience the EF7 in the virtual world. Gran Turismo and the FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, have created the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships, a new platform for motorsports and the virtual EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina – having the same characteristics as the real track car EF7 VGT – will also be on this platform. What’s certain is that in both the real and virtual worlds, the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina will provide an unparalleled racing experience for drivers of all skills levels.

FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO BY PININFARINA

WHY

A Champion’s Dream, German Engineering and Italian Design

ABOUT FITTIPALDI MOTORS

Fittipaldi Motors LLC is an Ultra-light Supercar manufacturer. The company is focused on creating and engineering Supercars utilizing advanced lightweight technologies, racing technologies, efficient powertrain structures, enhanced safety, autonomous vehicle intelligence, and most important owner satisfaction. Formula 1 Champion Emerson Fittipaldi envisioned Fittipaldi Motors and is the company’s Chairman and CEO. The company’s first project is the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo designed by Pininfarina and engineering by HWA AG.

ABOUT EMERSON FITTIPALDI

A global racing legend, born of a racing family, Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi is a two-time F1 champion (1972 – Lotus and; 1974 – McLaren) and winner of 14 Grand Prix and two Indy 500s. Following a dramatic accident in 1996, and the extraordinary courage to return to competitive racing, Emerson – a father of seven (inspiring the number 7 in the name of the car) - was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2001.

• Two-time Formula 1 Champion (1972 & 1974)
• Youngest F1 Champion in Formula 1 (1972)
• Youngest F1 Champion and Manufacturer Cup Champion (1972)
• Two-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner (1989 & 1993)
• Indy Car Series Champion (1989) (CART)

Only person to have won both F1 Championship and Indy 500 more than once (1972 & 1974 / 1989 & 1993 and CART Championship

ABOUT DAKIA GLOBAL ENTERPRISE

Dakia Global Enterprise LLC is an impact investment management holding company. Our mission is to deliver transformative improvements to developing countries through job creation, sustainability, and impact investments.

ABOUT GRAN TURISMO

Gran Turismo® is a video game developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Having launched in 1997, the multi-award-winning franchise has become the most successful title for the PlayStation® console, surpassing worldwide sales of 76 million units. Regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulator due to true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and careful attention to detail, Polyphony and its famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi have revolutionized the racing game genre. The Vision Gran Turismo project is an ongoing design exercise with automakers and other innovative brands to create exclusive concept cars that will be digitally immortalized as playable vehicles in the game. Gran Turismo Sport, the next chapter in the series, is scheduled to release in 2017 and features a partnership with the FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.

ABOUT HWA AG

For nearly five decades the company is specialized on the development and production of technology for racing cars, and as a development partner for vehicles and vehicle components for the premium segment of the automotive market. The motor racing business is dominated by participation in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) racing series. In total, the HWA team has been the winner in more than 180 DTM races and succeeded in winning a total of twelve drivers, ten brand and 14 team titles. Today it is the most successful team in over 30 years of DTM history.

FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO BY PININFARINA

WHO

The passion of a lifetime

“I have tried for years to explain to others what it truly feels like to be behind the steering wheel of a championship racecar. There is adrenaline and elation all rolled into an awe-inspiring inner fulfillment that leaves you craving for more. This is what our dream team created in the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina. I have had the privilege to work with many great teams in my life on and off the track, but this project took me to new heights, co-creating with the masters of legendary car design and race-winning engineering. Combined they have over 140 years delivering on the elite cars of the world and this is now the same brilliance in the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina.”

“I won my first Formula 1 Championship at 25 years old, in a time when driving skill, team effort and technology played critical roles. In 2017, we are on a new horizon where real world and virtual world motorsports are merging and this is truly remarkable. Our partners, Gran Turismo, are the leaders in virtual racing field worldwide and we are truly excited to be working with them. Together we have built the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina enabling lady and gentlemen drivers around the world to truly experience a new level of racing euphoria and passion and push beyond their limits on the most prestigious race circuits worldwide.”

Emerson Fittipaldi


“The EF7 is an exciting car that embodies Pininfarina’s DNA in terms of style and innovation, Emerson’s championship race experience and HWA AG’s flawless engineering skills. Our collective team was able to turn a dream into a driving machine.”


Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman Paolo Pininfarina


“In realizing the dream of a champion, the result is a car that combines racing technology and breathtaking design with drivability and the highest safety requirements.”

Hans Werner Aufrecht, ounder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HWA AG


“The Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina boasts a collective of some of the automotive world’s best partners and it is a project we’re honored to be a part of.”

Kazunori Yamauch, creator of Gran Turismo

FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO BY PININFARINA

WHERE

ITALY



Pininfarina Extra
Turin

 

SWITZERLAND



Motor Show
Geneva

FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO BY PININFARINA

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